Australasian Gannet / Morus serrator

Australasian Gannet / Morus serrator

Australasian Gannet

SCI Name:  Morus serrator
Protonym:  Pelecanus serrator Trav.N.Z.[Dieffenbach] 2 p.200
Category:  Suliformes / Sulidae /
Taxonomy Code:  ausgan1
Type Locality:  Substitute name for Sula australis Gould, not Stephens. Tasmania.
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Publish Year:  1843
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DEFINITIONS

MORUS
(Sulidae; Ϯ Northern Gannet M. bassanus) Gr. μωρος mōros  silly, foolish; early travellers commented on the fearlessness of gannets and boobies in their breeding colonies, allowing a close approach and the opportunity to capture or kill them; "252. FOU, Morus.  Pelecanus, Linn. Gm. Lath.  Bec fort, plus long que la tête, un peu épais, comprimé, arrondi en dessus, finement dentelé sur les bords; mandibule supérieure suturée, fléchie à la pointe. — Face nue. — Gorge expansible.   Esp. Fou de Bassan, Buff." (Vieillot 1816); "Morus Vieillot, Analyse, 1816, p. 63. Type, by monotypy, "Fou de Bassan" Buffon = Pelecanus bassanus Linné." (Peters 1931, I, 82).  
Var. Moris.
Synon. MicrosulaPlancus, Sulita.

serrator
Med. L. serrator, serratoris  sawyer  < L. serra  saw.
● "62. MERGUS.  ...  Serrator.  3. M. crista dependente, capite nigro maculis ferrugineis. Fn. svec. 114. It. gotl. 271.  Anas longirostra. Gesn. av. 133. Aldr. orn. l. 19. c. 60.  Mergus cirrhatus fuscus. Will. orn. 255. t. 64. Raj. av. 135.  Habitat in Europa.  Hujus methodus piscandi habetur in Actis Stockh. 1749. p. 190; rubro allicitur." (Linnaeus 1758) (Mergus).

Serrator
(syn. Mergus Ϯ Red-breasted Merganser M. serrator) Specific name Mergus serrator Linnaeus, 1758; "Die Linneische Gattung des Mergus heist bei Hrn Sprüngli Serrator.  Von dieser besizt er foldenge Arten: Serrator merganser.  Mergus merganser. Linn.  Tauchergans.  ...  Serrator cristatus.  Mergus serrator Linn.  Langschnabel." (Sprüngli in Storr 1784).